Back From Extinction

We're roaring the good news- Dinosaurs Alive was such a success in 2015 that it will be returning! Prehistoric Park is stomping back to life on March 18, 2016. Click here to learn about daily programming. 

What happens during Dinosaurs Alive? You can travel back to prehistoric times and get up close with all 16 animatronic dinosaurs with your general admission pass or zoo membership.

Dino-Sized Family Fun

  • New in 2016! Theatrical performances by Wagonstage Theatre are taking over the Prehistoric Park Amphitheatre. Keep your eyes peeled for special appearances by Sam and Rex! 
  • New in 2016! Brand new interpretive programs will help you become an expert on the world of the dinos- 65 million years ago! 
  • New in 2016! Make a splash with new water cannons in the back lagoon (look for them in early summer).
  • Get up close with 16 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs (they won’t bite).
  • Download the zoo app and experience the dinosaurs in 3D like never before!
  • Hear them roar! The dinosaurs are louder than the lions at dinnertime.
  • Pull up your paleontologist sleeves and go looking for fossils at the dig site.
  • Explore Prehistoric Park with three loops.
  • Roar like you mean it on the T. Rex slide.
  • Enjoy a prehistoric hands-on experience at the dinosaur interpretive centres.
  • Dinosaurs poo too. Snap a photo with a pile of … well, you know.
  • Discover fun dinosaur facts with zoo staff during daily programs.
  • What came first, the dinosaur or the egg? Ponder this while striking a pose with dino eggs.


Dinosaurs are on the loose at the Calgary Zoo! Help us track them down by sending out a drone to investigate.


New features

Dinosaurs Alive re-opens March 18, 2016 with more new additions such as a customized theatre show, new interpretive programming and water cannons! Don't forget to explore fantastic 2015 additions including animatronic dinosaurs, three customized routes, interpretive centres, daily programs and dino sized photo opportunities! 


Daily Programs

Check out our daily programming here in Prehistoric Park!

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Hi, I'm Sam!

Meet Sam- our resident dinosaur expert. He'll be a guide on your journey through Dinosaurs Alive in Prehistoric Park!

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New Additions

Some exciting new perks for Prehistoric Park are arriving in 2016! Did you see the fun new additions in 2015? Find them here.

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Are you ready to make some new dinosaur friends?

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